Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email -

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Greetings!

Finally ~ 
a new month!
WOW….March seemed to last forever.
maybe because it has 31 days?
or perhaps it was so cold & blustery that it seemed to last forever for me…

I'm happy to welcome April.

April begins, for me anyway, with a flurry of activity
with the Virginia Rug Fest this coming weekend!

Miss Joan & I will be busy little worker bees these next few days ~
finishing up our goods to bring to the show with us.

the NEW patterns will be printed, folded and bagged
and all of the models for them plus old favorites 
...will be boxed up to travel to the show's set up on friday.

Hoping we see a lot of you there!!
(lets keep our fingers crossed for NO RAIN)

in the meantime, 
Miss Flea has brought me the second cross stitch design model that I'll be offering soon…
here are a few sneak peeks:

gallant spotted-horse

wagon & huge strawberries

a full sneak peek
...a whole bunch of huge strawberries!

and then here is a full sneak peek of the other one...
loverly colors :)

today will bring high temps and sunshine ~
laundry will be hung out to dry and a little cleaning of the gardens will begin.

I may even bake a loaf of fresh bread to cool on the windowsill…..

have a beautiful day my Friends!

* Blessed be *


Robin said...

Very nice sneak peeks, Lori! I am really drawn to the 'house' one.

Enjoy your day!

Robin in Virginia

Debra said...

I actually see sunshine and blue sky today! Happy April 1st! I might celebrate by buying and planting some pansies. Looking forward to those new designs.

Linda said...

it amazes me how you come up with new designs....I am seeing strawberries, gotta love that!!!

linda56 said...

yes march was a long one...and I am so very ready for april the sneak peek.....wishing you all the best for the weekend....hope you share a picture or two of your booth set up for us that live to far away....I love your style....

NMK said...

We woke up to a Beautiful Sunny Morning ! Yesterday we woke up to snow & sleet....
I just Love your new patterns, especially the one with the house !
Best Wishes at show !!!

Angie said...

Love your new designs! Sunny here as well. Supposed to be in the low 70's in Kentucky. Enjoy a wonderful day!

Elisabetta said...

I love anyway your creations, I hope spring come also for you instead the snow!!!

jennifer768 said...

Lovely sneak peeks! Praying that you have a warm and dry weekend.Blessings,Jen

LauraP said...

Thanks for the sneak peak. When do we get to see the new stitchery club?

Orange Sink said...

Lori I love your new designs! I hope the weather is nice for your show and that you have great success! We have big snowflakes here today and April Fools are people who live in Wisconsin!!
Cathy G

Christine Crocker said...

I love your new stitcheries, Lori! I look forward to seeing them~such luscious happy colors...

Happy April, dear Lori!

Jeri Landers said...

Wishing you a successful show in full sun!

Penny said...

ooooo... Love your new designs!!! They are both fantastic, but I'm loving the strawberries!!

Martha Doe said...


Love the new cross stitch patterns!

Fresh baked bread cooling on the window sill sounds yummy`
let me know about the rabbit necklace~

Hugs and blessings,


Patti said...

I keep coming back to peek again and again. Can't wait for you to release them both! I love them so!
Blessings, Patti

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